• What I wish I could tell my teenage self {Gypsy Magpie}

    A Song for my Younger Me.

    Though I wouldn’t want to change things from the past because I know every joy and pain I experienced helped me grow, there are some things I wish I could tell my younger self…   Remember that lurpy, buck-toothed, quirky, unbelievably hyper, coke bottle eyeglass wearing, full of sunshine, smart girl that always got an […]

  • Just because you loved them {Gypsy Magpie}

    Motherhood… Just Because YOU Loved Them

    Legend has it that my Great-Grandma Anderson made THE best banana bread. My dad tells my mother every time she makes some. To be quite honest, one of the reasons I learned to cook as a teenager, was so that I could make my daddy as happy as his grandma made him. I wanted desperately […]

  • The Food Nanny {Gypsy Magpie}

    The Food Nanny

    I struggle at dinnertime. I find this unbelievably sad because I LIKE TO COOK! So, what’s the struggle then? I usually try to decide what is for dinner when the kids start going nuts and my giant husband starts sobbing like a little girl pleasantly asking me what will be served. They are starving and I usually have no […]

  • Classical Stretch, My New Favorite Workout

    Have you ever seen the movie “Yes Man” with Jim Carrey? If not, it’s a really stupid movie, so don’t feel left out. If you have, you’ll probably remember the part in the movie where Jim drinks a ton of Red Bull energy drink, becomes a zhu zhu pet on steroids, and then finally crashes, HARD! […]

  • Sunrises are Over-rated

    via Wikipedia This past week I have been going against my natural clock and waking up early. I’ve decided that sunrises are over-rated. No, seriously, it’s actually been a lot better than I thought it would be. Other than the fact that I feel a little like that dead rabbit up there on the clock… […]

  • Sunrise... waking up is hard to do {Gypsy Magpie}

    Sunrise… Waking Up is Hard to Do

    I recently read somewhere that if you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, that you will sleep better at night and will be more functional during the day. Hmmm…I struggle with good sleep and my brain shuts down around 4:00pm every single day. Yep, right in time for me to […]

  • My Journey {Gypsy Magpie}

    Growing Roots

    via The Graphics Fairy   I have never in my life wanted to be grounded. It just sounds like a bad thing. My spirit is naturally free. I’m one of those women, who as a little girl was always daydreaming. I wanted to be anything and everything all at once. I had more energy than […]